$4M swiped from Rose Hall boutique

Bandits broke into the T-Town Boutique at Rose Hall, Corentyne around 1 am on Tuesday and escaped with over $4M in cash and articles.

Reports are that several persons have since been taken into custody.

Owner of the store, Abdool Shafeek of Corriverton said the bandits robbed him of over $2M in cash that was in the store.

They also apparently selected the articles which include household appliances worth over $2M. He was in the vicinity of No. 35 Village on his way to Georgetown when he received the call about the break-in.

He said someone called the Rose Hall Police Outpost and informed it that the store, located opposite the old cinema was being robbed.

Reports are that the police told the man to call back five minutes later. When he called again the police informed him that they had informed the patrol and they were on their way.

The bandits were still in the store when the second call was made, this newspaper learnt.

Shafeek said that the police did not go to the scene but instead said that they went to Albion opposite another old cinema to look for his store.

He was concerned that the police made no effort to visit the scene until around 7 am.

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